Clinical reasoning capability: current understanding and implications for physiotherapy educators

Ajjawi, R. and Smith, M. 2010, Clinical reasoning capability: current understanding and implications for physiotherapy educators, Focus on health professional education, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 60-73.

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Title Clinical reasoning capability: current understanding and implications for physiotherapy educators
Author(s) Ajjawi, R.ORCID iD for Ajjawi, R.
Smith, M.
Journal name Focus on health professional education
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 60
End page 73
Total pages 13
Publisher Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
Place of publication Renmark, S. Aust.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1442-1100
Keyword(s) Clinical Reasoning
Health Professions Education
Summary In this paper we critically discuss the latest research in clinical reasoning, and apply the recommendations drawn from this research to realistic scenarios faced by physiotherapy educators in university and clinical settings. We argue that the explicit development of clinical reasoning is a foundation requirement of entry level practice education and cannot be assumed to develop in the absence of specific educational strategies. Educating for clinical reasoning capability is more than knowledge acquisition and practical skill development, rather, it is addressing the ability to use a range of capabilities - cognitive, metacognitive, social and emotional - during clinical decision making. Therefore, educators need to create learning opportunities that make explicit to students the multidimensional nature of clinical reasoning and to support student development of these capabilities.
Language eng
Field of Research 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
1199 Other Medical And Health Sciences
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2010, ANZAHPE
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